Arizona Cardinals: 5 first round options
By Scott Allen
Draft a center
The offensive line was another place I thought at first the Cardinals would stay away from in the first round. The Cardinals aren’t completely sold with center A.Q. Shipley though. Remember, this is a guy they brought in last year during free agency expecting him to compete for the starting center position.
Not only could he not beat out Ted Larsen, Larsen couldn’t win it either. The competition was so disappointing, the Cardinals brought back Lyle Sendlein, a guy who many had all but written off as a chance to return to Arizona. Now, it’s time to think about the future.
I like Ryan Kelly from Alabama. If he happens to be available still at 29, I have to believe this is the best option for the Cardinals.
Sure, they could still go out and get a center later in the draft but Kelly can start now. He is NFL ready. I just don’t want to see the Cardinals reach for another center in the first round if Kelly isn’t available. We all know what happened when the Cardinals stretched in the first round last year on the offensive line. At least word is tackle D.J. Humphries may finally be ready to compete for a starting spot on the line. We’ll see.
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